How to fix the presidency
Presidents have become more powerful. They also are more prone to failure.
Toward a more responsible and effective presidency
The Miller Center's Conference on the American Presidency, October 19–20, 2023
Everything is Going to Hell
On the Shield of the Republic podcast, Eric Edelman discusses growing global disorder
Biden isn’t the only president with problematic family members
Barbara Perry surveys first family calamities from James Madison onward
Presidential resources for teachers
The Miller Center features materials that help teachers bring history alive for their students
The evolution of affirmative action
In the wake of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision overturning affirmative action in college admissions, this program will examine the evolution and legacy of race-conscious college admission programs across the United States. Reflecting on the nearly fifty years of legal precedent upholding affirmative action, our diverse panel of scholars will discuss the significant impact of the historic policy on higher education, as well as the uncertain future of racial diversity in college admissions.
Miller Center names two Schlesinger professors
Retired U.S. Navy Adm. Charles A. Richard, the former commander of United States Strategic Command, and former U.S. diplomat Mara Rudman have been appointed
Putin’s message: Things are still under [my] control
Senior Fellow Paul B. Stephan tells UVA Today that the expressive value of Yevgeny Prigozhin's death was important to Vladimir Putin
Ukraine doesn’t need armchair generals
Senior Fellow Eric Edelman writes in The Bulwark that anonymous criticism of Ukraine's war strategy risks undermining support in Congress
Will artificial intelligence change democratic capitalism?
Project on Democracy and Capitalism
Project on Democracy and Capitalism
An in-depth exploration of the relationship between free-market economic systems and the execution of self-government
Health Care Policy Project
Miller Center resources examine the history of domestic and global health care challenges
Miller Center experts share their insights on critical issues in U.S.-China relations
'Illumination': The Miller Center magazine
'The Kennedy Withdrawal'
Kennedy's top advisors were at odds over leaving Vietnam, according to Marc Selverstone's research using secret White House tapes
Highlights from the First Year 2017 Project
Rebuilding a crumbling nation
Experts offer a range of recommendations for rebuilding America's infrastructure
National security in the first year
Watch an overview of the national security challenges facing a new president
Race and Justice in America
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom
David Blight, author of Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, discusses his Pulitzer Prize-winning biography
E pluribus unum? Race, religion, and American identity
Experts including Ibram X. Kendi, Larycia Hawkins, and Jason Johnson probe America's original sin of racism on this PrezFest 2019 panel
The Kerner Commission and the unraveling of American liberalism
Historian Steve Gillon talks about his book on the Kerner Commission, whose report on urban unrest reshaped debates about race and inequality in America
Secret White House Tapes
LBJ orders some new Haggar pants
President Johnson called the Haggar clothing company to order some new pants, providing specific (and sometimes graphic) instructions on how they should be customized for him
"Some fool thing"
14 months before Pearl Harbor, President Franklin Roosevelt ruminates on the growing crisis in the East
Nixon on Jews in the federal government
Nixon orders his chief of staff to "see what we can do about" Jews in the federal government.
Miller Center Governing Council
The Miller Center's Governing Council is a diverse board of directors that guides our nonpartisan work on presidential scholarship, public policy, and political history, providing critical insights for the nation's governance challenges.
He was the first and (so far) the only President of the United States to resign the office
He just moved up in historians' rankings, to fifth-best president in the nation's history